About SSC CPO
SSC CPO stands for Staff Selection Commission Central Police Organization. The Staff Selection Commission conducts a national level test called CPO Examination for recruitment candidates into the Central Police Organization.
SSC CPO is being conducted to recruit candidates to the post of Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police, Sub-Inspector in CAPFs (CRPF, BSF, ITBP, CISF, SSB), Assistant Sub-Inspector in CISF, Inspector posts and Sub Inspector posts.
Latest updates & Notification
Due to the surge in Covid-19 cases across the country, the Staff Selection Commission has decided to defer the Paper-II of Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police, CAPFs and ASI in CISF Examination 2019 scheduled on 8-5-2021. Fresh date for the said examination will be intimate in due course. Candidates are advised to visit the website of the Commission regularly for the updates.
The Staff Selection Commission is expected to announce the SSC CPO recruitment 2021 notice soon. Last year, the notification was released on June 17th, 2020 on its official website. The total number of vacancies were 1564 for the post of Sub-Inspector in Central Armed Police Forces and Delhi Police.
Age limit of the candidates should be from 20 to 25 years as on the advertisement release date. The age relaxation will be provided for SC/ST/PWD/BC category.
A candidate should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized University.
For the placement as Sub Inspector in Delhi Police (only) – Male candidates should hold a valid Driving License for LMV (Motorcycle and Car) as on the date set for Physical Endurance and Standard Tests. Otherwise, they will not be permitted to undertake Physical Endurance and Standard Tests.
However, the candidates who do not have a Valid Driving License for LMV (Motorcycle & Car) are eligible for all other posts in CAPFs.
Sub-Inspector (GD) in CAPFs: The post carries pay scale of Level-6 (Rs.35,400-1,12,400/-) and is classified as Group “B” (Non-Gazetted), Non-Ministerial.
Sub-Inspector (Executive) – (Male/ Female) in Delhi Police: The post carries pay scale of Leve-6 (Rs.35,400-1,12,400/-) and is classified as Group “C” (Non-Gazetted) by Delhi Police.
Scheme of Examination
The examination will consist of Paper-I, Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Physical Endurance Test (PET), Paper-II and Detailed Medical Examination (DME). All these stages of the examination are mandatory. Details of these Papers/ Tests is as follows:
|Part||Subject||Number of Questions/Maximum Marks||Time Duration|
|I||General Intelligence and Reasoning||50/50||
|II||General Knowledge and General Awareness||50/50|
|Subject||Number of Questions/Maximum Marks||Time Duration|
|English language & Comprehension||200/200||2 Hours|
Questions in both papers will be of Objective Multiple Choice Type. Questions will be set in Hindi and English in Parts-I, II and III of Paper-I. There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I & Paper-II.
General Intelligence and Reasoning: It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. This component may include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc. The topics are, Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Figural Analogy, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Figural Classification, Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series, Problem Solving, Word Building, Coding & de-coding, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences, Punched hole/ pattern-folding & un-folding, Figural Pattern- folding and completion, Indexing Address matching, Date & city matching Classification of centre codes/ roll numbers, Small & Capital letters/ numbers coding, decoding and classification, Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, etc.
General Knowledge and General Awareness: Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidates‟ general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity, Indian Constitution, scientific Research etc.
Quantitative Aptitude: The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be computation of whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit & Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Allegation, Time and distance, Time & work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart.
English Comprehension: Candidates ability to understand correct English, his/ her basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested.
English Language and Comprehension: Questions in this components will be designed to test the candidate‟s understanding and knowledge of English Language and will be based on error recognition, filling in the blanks (using verbs, preposition, articles etc), Vocabulary, Spellings, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Completion, Phrases and Idiomatic use of words, comprehension etc.
Physical Standard Test (PST) and Physical Endurance Test (PET):
Physical Standard Test (for all Posts)
|S No||Category of Candidates||Height (in cm)||Chest (in cm)
|(i)||Male candidates except those listed at S No (ii) and (iii)||170||80 85|
|(ii)||Candidates belonging to Hill areas of Garhwal, Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas, Kashmir Valley, Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K, North-Eastern States and Sikkim.||165||80 85|
|(iii)||All candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes||162.5||77 82|
|(iv)||Female candidates except those listed at S No (v) and (vi)||157|
|(v)||Female candidates belonging to Hill areas of Garhwal, Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas, Kashmir Valley, Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K, North-Eastern States and Sikkim||155|
|(vi)||All female candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes||154|
Medical standard (For all posts)
Medical Examination All the candidates who qualify in Paper-II will be medically examined by the Medical Officer of the CAPFs or any other Medical Officer or Assistant Surgeon belonging to Grade-I of any Central/ State Govt. Hospital or Dispensary. Candidates, who are found to be unfit, will be informed of the position and they can make an appeal before Review Medical Board within the prescribed time limit of 15 days. Decision of Re-Medical Board/ Review Medical Board will be final and no appeal/ representation against the decision of the ReMedical Board/ Review Medical Board will be entertained.
Eye sight: The minimum near vision should be N6 (better eye) and N9 (worse eye). The minimum distant vision should be 6/6 (better eye) and 6/9 (worse eye) of both eyes without any correction like wearing glasses or surgery of any kind to improve visual acuity. In right handed person, the right eye is better eye and vice versa.
The candidate must not have knock knee, flat foot, varicose vein or squint in eyes and they should possess high colour vision. 11.10.4. They must be in good mental and bodily health and free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the efficient performance of the duties.
Physical Endurance Test (PET)
For Male Candidates
- 100 meters race in 16 seconds
- 1.6 K.M race in 6.5 minutes
- Long Jump: 3.65 meters in 5 chances
- High Jump: 1.2 meters in 3 chances
- Short put 16 LBS: 4.5 meters in 3 chances
For Female Candidates
- 100-meter race in 18 second
- 800-meter race in 4 minutes
- Long Jump: 2.7 meters or 9 feet in 3 chances
- High Jump: 0.9 meters or 3 feet in 3 chances
Fee payable: Rs.100/- (Rupees One Hundred only). Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Ex-servicemen (ESM) eligible for reservation are exempted from paying fee. Fee can be paid through BHIM UPI, Net Banking or by using Visa, MasterCard, Maestro RuPay Credit, or Debit cards or in cash at SBI Branches by generating SBI Challan.
How to Apply
Candidates have to log in to https://ssc.nic.in and fill the form once the official notification comes out.